Desexualisation in Later Life: The Limits of Sex and Intimacy (Hardcover)

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By Paul Simpson (Editor), Paul Reynolds (Editor), Trish Hafford-Letchfield (Editor)
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Despite evidence of a more sexually active 'third age', ageing and later life (50+) are still commonly represented as a process of desexualisation. Challenging this assumption and ageist stereotypes, this interdisciplinary volume investigates the experiential and theoretical landscapes of older people's sexual intimacies, practices and pleasures. Contributors explore the impact of desexualisation in various contexts and across different identities, orientations, relationships and practices. This enlightening text, reflecting international scholarship, considers how we can distinguish the real challenges faced by older people from the prejudices imposed on them.

About the Author

Paul Simpson has lectured at several northwest universities, including the Department of Sociology at the University of Manchester, and is currently an independent academic. Paul Reynolds is Co-Convenor of the International Network for Sexual Ethics and Politics (INSEP) and Associate Lecturer with The Open University. Trish Hafford-Letchfield is Professor of Social Work at the University of Strathclyde.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781447355465
ISBN-10: 1447355466
Publisher: Policy Press
Publication Date: August 9th, 2021
Pages: 208
Language: English